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Price of 4 stroke oil

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I read alot of posts about owners refusing to pay $10+ for a quart of atv oil. Going to Wallys,Autozone, Pepboys, I cant find atv oil less than 10 bux. Am i looking at the wrong oil? Im talking about oil specifically made for wet clutches. I just bought mobil1 10-40 4t synthetic (didnt have semi) and itvwas 13 a quart. lucas oil semi synthetic 20-50 was $10 a quart. Honda lube is 17 a quart and 22 a quart

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Doesnt even have to be any synthetic. I mean any atv oil. Is at or over 10 bux around me. But the pickins are slim maybe a few quarts from a couple of companies.

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I buy the Retella T 15W-40 for 13 bucks a gallon around here.. And Honda GN4 goes for 6 bucks a quart, kawasaki oil is 5 a quart.. I guess oil is just expensive around there?

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We run the Amsoil 0-40 in our 4 strokes. You should be able to find it for around 10 bucks

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Exactly 10 a quart. I thought i was the only one

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Does anyone know if they sell atv oil in the 5 gallon pails. My oil distributor doesnt sell any 4 stroke oil. He can get super expensive aerospace oil but cant get

thumper oil. What gives!

Buying oil online would be worth it if i could get it in a pail not quarts

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the price of any kind of oil is around 10 bucks a quart if you want to get a popular brand. I was just looking at prices to change the oil in my truck and its the same with that.

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When i head out to RAC again ill go to tractor supply or walmart there. Island prices are getting too much.

What i was saying is it seems as though people keep posting on other forums that anything over 10 a quart is outragious. The posts are recent so its not old prices. A dollar or so up or down is not great savings

You guys are saying thats its not that much less. Maybe its all old timers remembering that gas used to cost 50¢ a gallon or young kids with no concept of money.

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Update: Found Castrol 10w-40 4 stroke ATV oil (Non synthetic) for 4.49 a quart. It was tucked away behind all the synthetics all dusty. I bought the last case. I could care less if its not synthetic.

Also different note anyone see the new Valvoline NextGen recycled oil for cars? It was a huge display with all the pros and benefits of using recycled oil. ITS TWICE THE PRICE OF REGULAR VALVOLINE!!! Literally double the price. Didnt they try this about 30 years ago and recycled oil was super cheap compared to regular oil? I remember my father used to get drums of the recycled stuff and never had a problem with his customers trucks.

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Thats a deal. Your right the reason for recycled was to save money Just like you could buy retreaded tires it was to save money if you couldn't buy brand new. Just a big rip off.

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I feel the damage is done too many years have gone bye and now the gov. pushes all this going green and the emissions for cars etc. With all the R&D they put into new products It falls back on the buyer. Just like I feel the emission for cars is bull. Bikes & quads without 2 strokes it's just away of getting people like you said to feel guilty and in turn they buy a new car new quad or what ever to be more enviroment friendly. If the wind blows the wrong way from the way they say it should oop's we got to rise gas prices. And their going to charge more for recycled oil whats the since in recycling the oil if it's going to cost more to produce. case and point I had a 1974 Monte Carlo with a 1970 402bb chevy motor in it. Because of the year of the car the motor was in I had to have an emission test the car past better than the newer cars being tested. So are we realy getting something better for the envioment!!!!!?

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I dont know if its true anymore but i remember in the early nineties it was easier to remove the air pump cats egr etc and tune it to pass emmisions on a gt mustang. I dont think manufacturers used to care for the state of tune of their automobile as long as the end product was clean emmisions. But now with mpg as all the rage the car has to be tip top shape too. I know cars used to get 30+ mpg in the 70s and 80s but would you trust your life in them now. The sheetmetal was so thin you could poke your finger through it. They were very noisey and had low hp.

Now a 30+ mpg car is fully loaded and weighs 4000 lbs plus has 200 hp with a/c

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I dont know if its true anymore but i remember in the early nineties it was easier to remove the air pump cats egr etc and tune it to pass emmisions on a gt mustang. I dont think manufacturers used to care for the state of tune of their automobile as long as the end product was clean emmisions. But now with mpg as all the rage the car has to be tip top shape too. I know cars used to get 30+ mpg in the 70s and 80s but would you trust your life in them now. The sheetmetal was so thin you could poke your finger through it. They were very noisey and had low hp.

Now a 30+ mpg car is fully loaded and weighs 4000 lbs plus has 200 hp with a/c

^^^ All true :cheers2c:

And a Honda Civic of today is equivalent in size to a Honda Accord of the 80's. Cars are also coming equipped with more and more power-robbing-gas-sucking-gadgets ans STILL producing more power for the same MPG as 25 years ago. That's straight up engineering and, as Mario said, consideration for the state of tune plays a big factor.

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